Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Blondie has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION. This is a used CD. It is rated as good. The original case is included along with the documents and artwork. The case may be cracked or worn. There may be minor scratches on the CD, but they have been tested and play fine.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Blondie Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered

4.7 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews

See all 13 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, September 11, 2001
"Please retry"
$7.99
$2.29 $0.75
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Get Started with Amazon Prime Stream millions of songs anytime, anywhere, included with an Amazon Prime membership. Get started
$7.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Blondie
  • +
  • Plastic Letters
  • +
  • Parallel Lines
Total price: $25.17
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

This is the one that started it all. Blondie's self-titled debut (originally on the independent Private Stock label) laid the foundation of the pop bridge that would lead from punk to new wave. It wasn't a major hit upon its initial 1976 release, however the years have been kind and the now classic 11 original tracks including X Offender; Rip Her to Shreds , and Look Good in Blue have been remastered and are joined by five bonus cuts, two of them being the rare Private Stock single versions of X Offender and In the Sun !
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
3:13
Play in Library $1.29
 
2
30
2:07
Play in Library $1.29
 
3
30
2:33
Play in Library $1.29
 
4
30
2:55
Play in Library $1.29
 
5
30
2:40
Play in Library $1.29
 
6
30
3:39
Play in Library $1.29
 
7
30
3:22
Play in Library $1.29
 
8
30
3:21
Play in Library $1.29
 
9
30
3:40
Play in Library $1.29
 
10
30
2:33
Play in Library $1.29
 
11
30
3:34
Play in Library $1.29
 
12
30
2:20
Play in Library $1.29
 
13
30
2:16
Play in Library $1.29
 
14
30
2:12
Play in Library $1.29
 
15
30
3:13
Play in Library $1.29
 
16
30
2:38
Play in Library $1.29
 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 11, 2001)
  • Rmst ed. edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Capitol / Chrysalis
  • ASIN: B00005MNP5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,332 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Blondie Store

Music

Image of album by Blondie
Visit Amazon's Blondie Store
for 154 albums, discussions, and more.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Joseph Brando on November 16, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Mix together some punk, rock and roll, bluegrass, 50's girl group, a surf board, a sci-fi drive-in movie and funnel them through the sexiest little cartoon blonde bombshell you've ever seen and you've got the album titled simply BLONDIE! Straight from their CBGB's punk haydays, BLONDIE shoots 11 bullets at the "Rifle Range" dead-on. Debbie Harry spurts out smart sassy extremely clever lyrics as her delivery goes from sweet and tender to tough and terrorizing without batting a heavy-lidded eye. When you've got that kind of style, that kind of performance, backed up by a tight band and catchy addictive rhythms - you've got one ass-kicking LP! I won't even try to pinpoint highlights because every track is great and the CD also includes rare demos as extras. There is only one Debbie Harry, only one BLONDIE and they started off their long music career with a raw linear-induction rocket that has catapulted them to a decades long career as one of the most admired rock bands in the world.
1 Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Blondie were a fascinating new wave band. And their self-titled debut album is the best place to start. This album was probably the band's most "new wave" sounding record. But even from the beginning, the band always cleverly mixed different musical genres into their songs. You can hear a touch of bluegrass on the sassy, "Little Girl Lies", and you can also hear a little bit of Southern California pop on "In The Sun" and "Man Overboard". Debbie Harry was and STILL is an accessible, outrageously talented singer/songwriter. Her voice can fluctuate between a soft, sexy alto on the deeply romantic, "In The Flesh". And then her voice can take on a feisty, soprano edge on my personal favorite, the deliciously snarky, "Rip Her To Shreds". Of course the rest of the band were extremely talented as well. Co-founder Chris Stein (Debbie's boyfriend at the time) demonstrates his genius brilliantly on the avant-garde, "The Attack of the Giant Ants" which is filled with trippy, sound-effects and a gorgeous piano solo at the end of the track. Keyboardist Jimmy Destri proved he always that effortless, pop sensibility and a flair for spacy synths on tracks like "Look Good in Blue" and "A Shark in Jets Clothing". Everyone KNOWS Clem Burke was the "brain" behind Blondie's signature sound. His drumming and timing were impeccable! Bassist Gary Valentine was also a vital part of the band, even though this was the ONLY Blondie record he is featured on. Valentine left the band a year later, but he still left us with a great track, the risqué opener, "X Offender". There isn't one bad song on Blondie's debut album. I also enjoy the incredibly strange, "Rifle Range" and the energetic, "Kung Fu Girls". This album was produced by Richard Gottehrer. He also produced the band's sophomore album, "Plastic Letters".Read more ›
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on September 18, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Oh, this record is absolutely marvellous! Yes, even better than "Parallel Lines" - their usually most celebrated album. Nonetheless, I like "Blondie" better, because the songs aren't as over-familiar as those on "P.L.".
The only beef I have with this reissue is the inclusion of below par extra tracks a la "Platinum Blonde" and "The Thin Line" --- not prima Blondie material that. The cover of the Shangri-Las "Out in the Street" is OK, although they bettered that one on "No Exit".
From the original album I only ever disliked the very silly closing "The Attack of the Giant Ants". The almost-equally-stupidly-titled yet finger-snapping "A Shark in Jets Clothing" is one of the best cuts here/there, though, and deserves a belated and celebrated recognition (retro movie music supervisors out there take note!)
"X Offender", "In the Flesh", "Kung Fu Girls", "In the Sun", "Rifle Range", and ALL the (at least) first 10 songs on this CD are amongst some of the (still) freshest and best pure pop music recorded (as Homer Simpson would say) during those turbulent times that were the 1970's.
Stay in the sun and don't fall overboard --- buy this CD today!
Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
This album sounds like 1966--that blissful year in which so many eclectic sounds, from Motown to Go-Go Beat and British Invasion, to early Mod and pre Psychadelic, co-existed on the airwaves. "X Offender", "Little Girl Lies" and "in The Flesh", which open the album, all sound like Phil Spectorish girl-group recordings, albeit with spicier lyrics. On "Look Good In Blue" the band has the good humor to perform a rock song with a tango beat in dead earnest, as well as the memorable line "I could give you some head....and shoulders to lie on". "In The Sun" in my opinion is the most exhilerating Blondie song ever; the simple melodic hook is breathtakingly catchy, and the instrument playing the main riff sounds like something between a foghorn and a vacuum cleaner! (It is probably a synthesizer). Whatever it is, it is emblematic of the inspired innovation apparent throughout this album. "A Shark In Jets Clothing" is Blondie's homage to "West Side Story", and that closes Side 1 (or it did in the days of vinyl anyway).

Side 2 begins with the Latin-flavored "Man Overboard" which again revisits the girl group sound, and boasts background vocals by legendary 60's songstress Ellie Greenwhich herself. Beautiful keyboard solo by Jimmy Destri has a Doors-y feel. Then, "Rip Her To Shreds" reminds the listener that the Blondie of this album was initially a "punk" band from the CBGBs circuit. But unlike most punk rock, the song's aggressiveness is mostly satire--a comic book treatment of viciousness and female backbiting. Debbie is at her vampy best in the spoken parts "Hey! Pss Pss! Here she comes now!....Bye Bye Sugar! And not a minute too soon!" And the arrangement is perfect. "Rifle Range" follows, again with a slightly Doors-y feel.
Read more ›
1 Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Blondie
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Blondie


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: vinyl pop